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FOXNEWS
Mar 7, 2012 3:00am EST
state of ohio. it essentially vanished. a narrow victory for his nearest competetor, mitt romney. >> and interesting to see how it turned out for each of the candidates. we will break everything down for you. we will look at some of the other super tuesday states for you. mitt romney won his home state of massachusetts. no surprise on massachusetts. we are showing that now. he was the governor there and it was a race that wasn't considered that competitive. but it is a win nonetheless. romney also won vermont. it was a state that none of the gop candidates actually visited. it was a state where they had new rules in affect for the first time that required a majority win or the result would be a proportion gnat delegate uh uh -- delegate award. remember this controversy, greg? only romney and congressman ron paul actually met the requirements necessary to appear on the ballot. somethings, greg, i know you will bring up with our panel that if you can't get the paperwork going in a paper state what do you learn about the candidate? and one more race out west, romney taking idaho where there
FOXNEWS
Mar 4, 2012 2:00am EST
>> bret: mitt romney has a big win just three days before super tuesday. this is "special report". good evening. i'm bret baier. mitt romney picked up a major boost to his presidential campaign, taking first place in the washington state caucuses. the initial west coast contest of this season. we have fox team coverage. carl cameron is in cincinnati, ohio, ahead of super tuesday. we begin with correspondent dan springer who is live in seattle. good evening, dan. >> yeah. good evening, brett. with 62% of the vote here in washington state counted in the straw poll today, mitt romney has a lead with 37% of the vote. a short time ago, he issued a victory statement that reads in part, i'm heartened to have won the washington caucuses and i thank the voters for their support. every day that passes with barak obama in the white house is a day in which america's recovery from the economic crisis is delayed. here is how the other three candidates faired so far. ron paul at 24%. with rick santorum also at 24%. and newt gingrich at 11%. it was a day with a strong gop turnout here. it was a
FOXNEWS
Mar 7, 2012 12:00am EST
us lower those tris priss. we're. >> we're spending so much time talking about santorum and romney tonight. newt gingrich said look i've been written off by the media and why do you think that is? can you relate to that? as someone who was sh -- loved by a lot of republicans and still is but more than your fair share of shots from the media? >> i can relate to that. think most americans can. most of us learned through the school of hard knocks it allows us to be wiser, newt gingrich is the illustration of that. i connect with him, and he can be the under dog. he doesn't have the huge organization and the bucks that a couple other candidates have in relative to his smaller campaign war chest. so i can relate to that. all candidates are good. they are still men of character. and of accomplishments and of the five candidates running for president, the four on the g.o.p. ticket are so much better than barack obama and what he stands for with his failed socialist policy autos we've just added to the graphic about ohio. the difference in between the two. 72064 votes. and you voted for ne
FOXNEWS
Mar 14, 2012 1:00am EDT
mitt romney's money hasn't been able to achieve because ideas matter. [cheers and applause] the reagan tradition of visionary conserveatism was based on proverb and it is very deep belief that without vision, the people perish. and i believe teawe need a visionary leader who is prepared to talk about a dramatically better future with dramatically more job, dramatically more energy and a much safer and stronger america. i think that's the key to winning this fall, want all this petty baloney, but the really big choices. as i went around both states talking about $2.50 gasoline, having the elite media saying, no, that's not possible. on saturday, "the wall street journal," there is a piece, newt gingrich is right about gasoline. he walked through step by step why it was possible. and the fact is, it is very possible. [cheers and applause] and then, yesterday steven moore, reporter in the wall street journal, these numbers are so amazing and the fact that i am willing to talk about substance is what make this is campaign different from other camr campaigns and is the reason we are
FOXNEWS
Mar 15, 2012 4:00am EDT
start at just $699 yesterday mitt romney won in hawaii and america sam mow a. governor added 41 points to the total. rick santorum won. 252. gingrich, 131. ron paul got one delegate. very lonely he has 48. 1144 delegates are needed to win the nomination. joining us from tucson, arizona, dick morris. even though santorum is getting the headlines santorum won more delegates. does that mean anything? >> it does. romney is really on a path to most likely win the nomination. right now he has got about 53% of the delegates that have been selected. he has been at about that clip straight through. and what's happening is after march ends, you have a bunch of really important winner-take-all primaries in huge states. have you illinois next week. 69 delegates. you have new york in april which is in effect winner take all. it's sort of proportional but it's not 95 delegates, california in june, 172. new jersey 50. utah 40. and i think he is going to sweep those states. that will give him about 400 more delegates. put him at about 900ment then you have a bunch of really small statements that are a
FOXNEWS
Mar 6, 2012 6:00pm EST
stake. also on the line, the front runner status of mitt romney. and the survival of the other three candidates. this afternoon, president obama wished romney well. sort of. >> now i understand there are some political contests going on tonight. >> what would you like to say to mitt romney? >> good luck tonight. >> no, really. >> really. >> bret: we will have full coverage of president's news conference in a moment. but first, super tuesday. rick santorum faces what many feel is a must-win situation in ohio. while a big night could give romney a huge lead in the delegate math his campaign will portray as insur mountable for his opponents. chief political correspondent carl cameron starts us off from massachusetts. >> after barn storming in ohio, mitt romney returned to massachusetts to cast a super tuesday vote for himself. >> it's greet be back home. i am hoping for a win in massachusetts. >> earlier, romney and newt gingrich addressed the apac summit via satellite. santorum appeared in person. each promised to stand with israel and take a hard line against iran. >> i will make sure
FOXNEWS
Feb 29, 2012 9:00pm EST
pleasure you are. >> tell me, shout out the candidate you sport for president. >> romney. >> they still haven't solved it yet. my question to you first, is this helping or hurting the g.o.p.? >> helping. >> go ahead. >> you are doing the work for the democratic party right now. >> you really think so. >> absolutely. vetting is best. >> you are getting it all out now and the democrats are going to have a hard time making it stick. >> i know you are a republicans so you can follow directions, so go ahead. >> i think rick santorum is one guy who can take the general election because he is really likable. everyone else is stone and plastic. >> i asked you a questions about the republicans and you go right to a candidate. so does that suggest that you are only going to vote for rick santorum? >> no. >> anybody but obama. >> it's helping the candidates because they are getting hit everything but the kitchen sink. >> they are being honed like a prime razor. >> they are going to show a divided republican party. >> let's stick with the facts. more of you support mitt romney. on independent has d
FOXNEWS
Mar 8, 2012 4:00am EST
romney will win the state of ohio. >> bill: mitt romney squeaks out a win in ohio but his opponents say they will continue to fight. we will have the best super tuesday coverage anywhere. karl rove, george stephanopoulos, dick morris and dennis miller will all weigh in. >> i don't know what's in rush limbaugh's heart so i'm not going to comment on the sin -- sincerity of his apology. >> bill: president obama reaping benefit over the contraception. >> you won a million dollars. >> i won a million. >> after i took the lump sum is dropped down to 700,000. >> bill: michigan gone woman wins the lottery but still using food stamps. you are not going to believe this one. >> i feel that it's okay because i have no income. >> bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. captions by closed captioning services >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. mitt romney, the winner on super tuesday and that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. the governor now has more than 400 delegates, about 1100 he needed to get the nomina
FOXNEWS
Mar 7, 2012 1:00am EST
jamie kol bee. it's great to have you here. rick santorum and mitt romney, running neck and neck in the buckeye state it was the closest race since the first contest in iowa. >> what is amaze is that rick santorum two weeks ago, had an 18-point lead in the state of ohio. it circumstancey vanished. it simply vanished. >> interesting to see how many people turned out for each candidate. we want to take a look at the other super tuesday states for you. mitt romney has won his home state of massachusetts. really, gregg, no surprise on massachusetts. we are showing that now because he was the governor there. it was a race that wasn't considered that competitive. but it is a win, nonetheless. romney also won vermont, a state that none of the g.o.p. candidates visited, still important. it's a state where they had new rules for the first time, that required a majority win or the result would be a proportionate delegate award. and former governor romney claiming victory in virginia. remember this controversy, gregg? only romney and congressman ron paul met the requirements necessary to appear on
FOXNEWS
Mar 4, 2012 4:00pm EST
different states, more than 400 delegates are up for grabs. one of those states is ohio where mitt romney and rick santorum appear to be heading toward a photo finish. carl, santorum did have the lead. romney seems to be gaining. how is it looking? >> reporter: in the polls at least with less than 48 hours, this is statistical tie in two polls and a real tie in a third. santorum has seen his lead evaporate with romney winning five states in a row. he has the momentum after washington state last night. still santorum has passion behind him. his voters are very enthusiastic when it comes to conservatives and tea party members have a big advantage over romney. he is not giving an inch. santorum believes he is going come out with delegates and someone's super tuesday. >> we are a survivor. we are doing as well as anybody in all these races, first or second in most of the states out there. i think that is going to go well for us. >>> he is making a reference to newt gingrich, santorum and gingrich tried to dodge questions today about whether or not they think the other conservative alternative
FOXNEWS
Mar 17, 2012 2:00pm EDT
to have solidified his status in the republican face as a conservative alternative to mitt romney. newt gingri newt gingrich previously staked his campaign on that, says he'll take it all the way to the august convention in tampa. >> we will continue to run a people's campaign. i believe after the two primaries are over, it will be obvious, that the so-called front runner didn't get there and from that point on we'll be in an all new situation. >> and joining us columnist dan ettinger and mary anastasia o'grady. and what do you think of newt gingrich, looks like even he does not believe he can get enough delegations during the primary. >> no, it's absolutely bizarre that he's insisting that he's a viable candidate. he's not doing well anywhere, but i think that he may have, be hanging on for three reasons. one, i think he doesn't think that santorum can get the nomination. >> right. >> and secondly, and he's not at that far behind in the the popular vote from santorum, and secondly, he doesn't think that romney, because romney hasn't been able to overwelcome anybody in any one of
FOXNEWS
Mar 19, 2012 4:00pm EDT
him, and, number one contributor to romney right now and other companies you see, g.e., and the c.e.o. on his competitive council, his outside chief executive advisor and g.e. contributions were big in 2008 but they have given twice as much to romney as obama. that is interesting. >>neil: g.e. has given twice as much? >>reporter: to romney. >>neil: but the c.e.o. is a big advisor to the president. >>reporter: and we should point out sources tell the fox business network and these are sources that are close to him, but he is disenchanted. i don't spent him to go public with this but to friends he is saying he will vote for romney. >>neil: and who giving the $3.2 million to the president. >>guest: google executives. silicon valley groups more liberal, microsoft is up this. >>neil: the tech guys are still, like hollywood, inclined. >>reporter: and universities. comcast is in the list with an interesting thing, g.e. uses to be and comcast now owns nbc and universal and they are among the top ... there they are. but time warner is there, too. interesting list. no doubt people that wo
FOXNEWS
Mar 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
percent. mitt romney 21 percent with newt gingrich and ron paul rounding out the field. in wyoming romney finished first with 44 percent followed by santorum at 27. paul was third and gingrich last. including the results for three u.s. territory saturday where romney did very well here is the latest delegate count. romney leads with 454, santorum has 217, gingrich is third and paul last. if takes 1144 delegates to clinch the nomination. the man looking for a strong showing in the south tuesday mr. gingrich. mr. speaker welcome back to fox news sunday. >> good to be back with you. >> the polls show a surprisingly close race tuesday in alabama and mississippi. question, are you going to win them both? >> i think we will win both. we are campaigning very aggressively in both states. as almost every where else you start a little bit behind because of romney's money and the length of time he's advertising, and as you campaign you catch up with him pretty rapidly. i think we are probably pulling ahead in both states right now. we have great organization in both states. in alabama where w
FOXNEWS
Mar 14, 2012 12:00am EDT
romney's ad money hasn't achieved because ideas matter. and the threat to principles matter. the reagan tradition of visionary conservatism is based on proverb skptz deep belief that without vision, the people perish. i believe we need a visionary leader prepared to talk about a dramatic better future with dramatically more jobs, dramatically more energy and a safer, stronger america. i think that is the key to winning this fall. not all of this pet petty bologna but big choices. and as i went around both states talking about $2.50 gasoline and having folks saying that that is not possible, then, finally on saturday, in the "wall street journal" there is a piece entitled newt gingrich is right about gasoline. you walk through step by step why it was possible. and then, the fact is that it is very possible. and then, yesterday steven moore reported numbers are so amazing and the fact that i want to talk about substance is what makes this different from other campaign skptz reason we're going to go to tampa. we need at a time of great problems great solutions and great solutions require s
FOXNEWS
Mar 7, 2012 6:00pm EST
presidential campaign. the fall-out from a very super tuesday for romney. carl cameron reports a front-runner may not have scored a knock-out punch yet he is way ahead on points. >> mitt romney works the tonight raising phones behind closed door in massachusetts after a 1% squeaker in ohio. part of his six out of ten super tuesday wins. >> counting up the delegates for the convention. it looks good. we are counting down days until november and now it's even better. >> in addition to ohio, romney won alaska, virginia, vermont, massachusetts and idaho. santorum won oklahoma, north dakota and tennessee. newt gingrich easily defended georgia. he went one for ten. nearly half the states, 22, voted. with 13 wins romney won more than half of those. santorum with seven states has under a third so far. gingrich has wins in two states. paul, none. and in the race to reach 1144 delegates. romney has 419. santorum 178. gingrich 107. paul, 47. santorum punched forward to kansas, where gingrich has chosen not to compete. tuesday, a battle royal looms in alabama and mississippi where santorum i
FOXNEWS
Mar 7, 2012 5:00am EST
mitt romney took 6 out of the 10 contests especially in ohio. mitt romney is taking 38 percent santorum coming in second with 37 percent. >> and then another call coming in. this one from alaska. romney winning alaska. this was the last one to come in at 33 percent. santorum 29 percent. coming in second. earlier in the night romney claims victory with paul coming in second. 40 percent verses -- if we could bring that back up, vermont. and we will move on to virginia for you. ron paul came in second in virginia where rick santorum and gingrich fail to do qualify for the ballot in virginia. ron at 60 percent paul at 40 percent. >> vermont romney got 40, paul got 35 percent. in igingrich finishing hath there. >> massachusetts up next mitt romney taking that with 72 percent santorum with 12 percent. >> rick santorum took three states for the night. >> oklahoma leaving romney and gingrich to battle for second place. as you can see in tennessee santorum beating out gingrich and -- santorum takes it. leighing romney and paul battling for second place. >> now to the candidates and thei
FOXNEWS
Mar 7, 2012 2:00am EST
>> what an incredibly close race in the state of ohio, just call aid short time ago for mitt romney. >> it's true. welcome to america's election headquarters. we were supposed to nap this afternoon and tonight, but you couldn't. you had to be glue to the screen and it's still going on. >> gregg: thanks for being with us. rick santorum and mitt romney running neck and neck in the buckeye state. the closest race. >> jamie: sips the very first contest in iowa. now to the other stage, romney has won his home state of massachusetts. he was the governor there t. really wasn't a surprise. but a win is a win is a win. he also won vermont, a state that none of the candidates chose to visit. they had new rules and it went to romney. that had to do with the way the delegates were awarded he claims a victory in virginia, where only ron paul was the other one who met the requirements to be on the ballot. out west, he takes idaho. a large mormon population, predicted to turn out for the candidate and where in 2008, interestingly, ron paul took 23% of the vote. >> gregg: rick santorum has won the
FOXNEWS
Mar 13, 2012 7:00pm EDT
south. no matter, what this will not be gingrich's last stand. >> long stretch ahead of us. mitt romney is looking for a knockout punch. >> if the polls are right, we will pick up some delegates. >> tonight, results on the way in contests that could change the republic race anger in afghanistan. protests grow in the wake of a u.s. soldier's alleged attack that killed 16 civilians. >> i have directed the pentagon to make sure that we spare no effort in conducting a full investigation. plus gunfire erupts at a memorial for the victims and more people are now dead. the homeless as walking high i hot spots. supporters say it helps them earn a living. critics argue it's just plain demeaning. we will hear from homeless folks themselves to find out what they think. and the jet pack pilot who took on a race car. election alert. first from fox this tuesday night. the first polls close just 90 section ago in the g.o.p. southern showdown. less than an hour now until all the voting is complete in mississippi and alabama and right now here's what we know. it is an interesting night for mitt romney i
FOXNEWS
Mar 21, 2012 12:00am EDT
from washington, d.c.. >> good evening, i'm bret baier live in chicago where mitt romney blew through the windy city to record a major win today. rick santorum finishes second. ron paul will finish in third. and newt gingrich, fourth. we have team coverage tonight. mike emmanuel at the candidate home state of pennsylvania and carl cameron at the site of the romney celebration in illinois. hi, carl. >> hi, bret. big win for mitt romney. double digits. and early in the day aides saying they'd be happy but they're confident they're going to win. and it's a very big win for mitt romney. he's won 21 of the 33 contests that happened so far. and as he has in previous vikt floiz mention of his rivals vokusing on barack obama and his removeal from office. here is how he put it. >> our choice will not be about party, or even personality. this election will be about principle. our economic freedom will be on the ballot. i'm offering a real choice. and a new beginning. i'm running for president because i have the experience and the vision to get us out of this mess. >> bret: familiar rhet
FOXNEWS
Mar 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
terror rebel groups for the violence. >> shannon: mitt romney and ruck rick have gained momentum, romney picked up 38 delegates, with wins in several territories and wyoming bringing his total up. and santa ana got three more from kansas and wyoming. any candidate must get 1144 delegates to win the g.o.p. nomination. it will be a close race in mississippi and alabama on tuesday. former speaker newt gingrich and former senator rick santorum both made stops on the sunday shows to talk their strategies. steve was watching it all. >> reporter: hi, yeah. it's been a republican primary dominated by very tight races. and more of the same drama on tuesday. newt gingrich is practically tied with rick santorum in alabama. and santorum continues to take aim at mitt romney, suggesting campaign spenning can only buy you so much. >> we have been outspen 10-1 and that's fine. but if you are outspent 10-1 and has all the establishment behind him and all of this, quote, wind in his back, yet he can't close the deal, winning ohio, winning michigan by the skin of his teeth. but that's okay. we have
FOXNEWS
Mar 22, 2012 11:00am EDT
coming up. jon: mitt romney racking up the delegates. some are call on rick santorum to call it quits. others say, not so fast. we'll have a fair and balanced debate. jenna: our soldiers on the battlefield may soon get help from these little nice. live demo of cool technology that could save lives. it is all "happening now." jenna: hi, everybody, glad you're with us today. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. right now mitt romney hopes to capitalize on the next big contest after his decisive win in illinois. a strong showing in louisiana where santorum is favored would be another big boost to his campaign. the south has been tough territory foreromney with the the exception of florida. the big wins have gone to santorum and gingrich helping them keep in the race for the gop nomination. romney fares better nationally puts him ahead of by seven points. there is new evidence that romney support among conservatives is growing. chief washington correspondent james rosen is live for us now. >> reporter: good morning. it would be a stretch to describe the conservative feeling for mitt romney
FOXNEWS
Mar 20, 2012 8:00pm EDT
for mitt romney. what does it all mean? meantime the governor is getting-what would make me happy free birth control. >> if you are looking for stuff you don't have to pay for vote the other guy. >> charles krauthammer. >> all i did [inaudible] we call it moneyed in the palm. >> the factor continues its reporting on the massive entitlement spending. even as the debt situation gets worse. crowley, colmes and stossel on that. >> all right. what is your. [gunfire] >> there is gunshots. >> you just heard gunshots? >> unarmed 17-year-old gunned down in florida. it could be entirely legal. is it legal is investigating. >> bill: caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. captions by closed captioning services >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. we will have the talking points memo in the second segment this evening. first, fox news on the illinois primary. let's go to bret baier. standing by in chicago. i understand the exit polling shows mitt romney out in front in illinois. correct? >> bret: that's right, bill. the polls a
FOXNEWS
Mar 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
kansas, rick santorum easily won the caucuses with 51 rs. mitt romney had 21% and newt gingrich and ron paul rounding out the field. >> romney leads with 454, santorum has 217, gingrich is third and paul last. it takes 1144 delegates to clinch the nomination. joining us now from birmingham, alabama, the man looking for a strong showing in the south tuesday, newt gingrich. and mr. speaker, welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> good to be back with you. >> chris: the polls show a surprisingly close race tuesday in alabama and mississippi. question: are you going to win them both? >> i think we will win both. we are campaigning very aggressively in both states. as almost everywhere else, you start a little behind because of rom no's money and the length of time he's advertising. as you come pain, you catch up with him pretty rapidly. i think we are pulling ahead in both states. we have great organizations in both states, particular flee alabama, where the senate majority leader has put together a great statewide organization. i will be campaigning today in birmingham and in mississippi. an
FOXNEWS
Mar 14, 2012 8:00pm EDT
stratosphere for $99.99, get another one free. verizon. yesterday mitt romney won in hawaii and america sam mow a. governor added 41 points to the total. rick santorum won. 252. gingrich, 131. ron paul got one delegate. very lonely he has 48. 1144 delegates are needed to win the nomination. joining us from tucson, arizona, dick morris. even though santorum is getting the headlines santorum won more delegates. does that mean anything? >> it does. romney is really on a path to most likely win the nomination. right now he has got about 53% of the delegates that have been selected. he has been at about that clip straight through. and what's happening is after march ends, you have a bunch of really important winner-take-all primaries in huge states. have you illinois next week. 69 delegates. you have new york in april which is in effect winner take all. it's sort of proportional but it's not 95 delegates, california in june, 172. new jersey 50. utah 40. and i think he is going to sweep those states. that will give him about 400 more delegates. put him at about 900ment then you have a bunch of really
FOXNEWS
Mar 4, 2012 12:00pm EST
>> shannon: we have three breaking stories this sunday afternoon. first, momentum for mitt romney. the remaining g.o.p. candidates have two days left to convince voters in 10 states to vote for them, as romney picks up a big endorsement. president obama has spoken to the largest and most influential pro-israel group in the country. did the folksats aipac like the speech? hundreds of injured and amazing stories of survival are surfacing, including a two-year-old girl found alive in a field, miles from her indiana home. i'm shannon bream. we begin on the road in ohio. carl is bound for columbus. hello. >> reporter: hi, shannon. we are headed toward columbus on 91 north here, in the buckeye state, where all the candidates are absence, but all eyes are turned. mitt romney's campaigning in tennessee with rick santorum and newt gingrich is in virginia, doing the sunday morning talk shows, romney's victory in washington state has given him new momentum. there is a new poll out that suggests that the race has tighten and santorum's lead has disappeared and it's a virtual tie, only 2 point
FOXNEWS
Mar 3, 2012 11:30pm EST
romney, landed a one-two punch. hoping to ride a win against rick santorum. these are the headlines, romney averts disaster and chicago tribune, romney holds off santorum's surge and the boston globe, romney wins hard fight in michigan, cruises in arizona and romney's home state m michigan, tough win for romney, that in the detroit free press. jim, does it seem the media were picking sides in this fight? >> well, i think the media are sort of following the election returns here. romney having dipped substantially now, made michigan almost seem like an upset in terms of him-- certainly a comeback, and i also think that in the minds of media, not only on the left, but also now on the right, santorum sort of jumped the shark a little bit, you know, the quote about making john f. kennedy's speech making him want to throw up. as charles krauthammer in "the washington post," that's a little much. >> jon: have the media changed their minds about mitt romney after him going two for two. i think they're beginning to have to acknowledge the obvious, which he is the front runner, he's going in
FOXNEWS
Mar 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
romney was second with 27% and newt gingrich and ron paul rounded out the field. a look at the updated delegate count shows romney with 568 delegates. almost halfway to the 1144 needed for the nomination. let's turn to the issues that will define the general election between president obama and whoever the republican nominee is. joining us here in studio is president obama's senior advisor david plouffe. and mr. plouffe, welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> thanks for having me, chris. >> chris: barack obama blamed president bush for the rise in gas prices on his watch. let's watch. >> here in ohio you're paying nearly $3.70 a gallon for gas and that is because it has gone down over the last couple of weeks. two and a half times what it cost when george bush took office. how responsible is president obama now for gas prices more than doubling since he took office? >> the point is, chris, as you see we have gone through these just about every year now. in some respects dealing with this for decades. gotten more pronounced as you see increased demand from countries like china and india.
FOXNEWS
Mar 21, 2012 5:00am EDT
. on the biggest issues of the day whether it's obama care, romney care, they are interchangeable. >> speaker gingrich also said they can't allow them to out spend the components 7-1. he also knocked senator santorum. >> senator senator rum who i like personally has a hard time explaining why the guy who set the all time record for losing pennsylvania and was part of the largest defeat since watergate in 2006 as part of the leadership. so i am staying in the race because i think it's a question of who can beat barack obama. >> you didn't hear from congressman paul there. if you are keeping score at home congressman paul still has not won a state. >> they are all in it for the long hall. no one budging right now that's for sure. why did people vote the way they did? let's take a close look at brand new exit polls. >> the poll numbers show illinois as a state much like the ones where romney did really well in the primary season. he pulled the support as a group he wins 51 percent of the moderate, 53 percent of the college grad and 56 percent of the voters earning 100,000 a year. he
FOXNEWS
Mar 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
president george h.w. bush officially endorsed romney moments ago. here is a listen. >> barbara and i are to enthusiastically endorse and support our old friend mitt romney. he is a good man. he will make a great president. we wish him well. we are delighted he is here. i do think it's time for the party to get behind governor romney. and he keeps reminding me, kenny rogers there's a time to hold them and time for fold them. there is a time for people to get behind this good man. >> coming from the president and first lady, i'm honored to have your endorsen't and your support. the president indicated that we have been friends for some time. my parents were also friends of the president and the first lady. and having your support means a great deal to me on a personal basis. family basis. and also on a national basis. >> shannon: that endorsement comes on the heel of two offers of support from marco rubio and former florida governor jeb bush as reports suggest that romney and cash strapped gingrich met over the weekend. chief washington correspondent james rose season here to follow the ac
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Mar 14, 2012 5:00pm EDT
mitt romney the one to hand this for you? if you are right and think romney will do it for you, then obama will lose. >> andrea: the poll, he beats him by seven point information the poll. >> bob: that is so far off. >> andrea: why every poll that we cite -- >> bob: not that. but among independents, romney is in the worst shape of any public figure in america. >> andrea: not according to bloomberg. >> bob: bloomberg should stick to business. >> kimberly: how do you know it went get better as it goes forward and they select nominee versus everything fragmented? he is ahead to head in 49-45, obama tight in support of women. >> bob: if you have an economy that bad, numbers are that bad. >> greg: you can't ask women to vote for you as a favor. that's what obama is doing. vote for me so i'll do another job. but obama is saying give me another four years. it doesn't buy in favor. >> bob: we'll do a better job maybe. >> andrea: i think he assumes women are stupid. >> bob: no, he doesn't. >> andrea: he does. he assuming women are dumb and all we care about is birth control and vaginal
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Mar 5, 2012 1:00am EST
why? >> romney. >> because? >> his decisions on the different issues match how i feel. >> who are you supporting? >> i support romney. >> who are you supporting? >> ron paul, only man of principle and the only one who will stop these crazy foreign adventures. >> ron paul. >> who are you supporting and why? >> newt gingrich. i think he is very experienced. i think maybe the reason he is not a favorite in the republican party is because he a renegade. >> rick santorum because he is a social conservative. >> one more. >> he is genuine. he is for real. >> months of this conversation, in some cases years because we have two candidates that have run before. new hampshire, one of mitt romney's most important surrogates, what message do you have to for them why romney should be the nominee? >> we need to beat barack obama in november. >> do you agree with that? >> yes! >> mitt romney is the candidate that can beat barack obama, we need somebody who has been outside of washington and who actually has the private sector experience, that knows how jobs are created and the private sector is r
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Mar 5, 2012 9:00am EST
mitt romney and rick santorum sprinting to the finish. that's where we start on a super monday. martha: love to be running to the finish, right? they're hoping. bill: a little bit of time. hope you had a great weekend everybody. a lot to cover this morning. i'm bill hemmer. martha: good morning, bill, how are you doing? bill: terrific. martha: good morning, i'm martha maccallum. the storylines showing this super tuesday story could indeed live up to its name. no state is more closely watched or more up for grabs in all that than ohio. bill: romney and santorum running neck-and-neck. a week ago romney behind double digits in ohio. new numbers out through quinnipiac university showing romney taking a slight lead, 34 to 31%. martha: look at the real clear politics average. this one a mix of the polls together, shows the two candidates a statistical tie right now, separated by less than two points. >> we need another kind of brush fire here "from the heartland." we need to have that big victory on tuesday night. >> you know it is bad economics for a nation to consistently borrow mo
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Mar 25, 2012 12:00am EDT
tonight. mitt romney has had a great week or so. rick santorum has had a tough week. >> a terrible week. >> had a very bad week e. needed something to keep his campaign with flame left in it. >> what do you think about the fact -- speaking about the bad week, he basically said that, you know, voting for romney is basically the same as voting for obama. then when he took it back, he blamed romney, the romney camp. i mean, it made no sense. he said that -- i think the quote is, "this is just another attempt by the romney campaign to distort and distract the romney media from the fact that romney policies mirror obama." >> this is an exhausted candidate. i've been a candidate. you've been a candidate. there comes a point after multiple, 21-hour days, a little bit of sleep, doing interview after interview, speech, speech, speech, then you say things that it sounds okay when it comes out of your mouth. when you go back and hear it, you realize, oh, boy. the best thing to do is, you know what, that's not what i meant. >> it was dumb. i agree with you. instead after he makes a blunder, he
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Mar 5, 2012 10:00pm EST
. what if? if governor romney has a big night, that may be the end of the whole story. he secures pretty much and headed toward the nomination. if speaker gingrich wins georgia and if he wins tennessee, does it change things? >> first of all. let's define what a big night is. we're going to have lots of definitions. i think there is a chance tomorrow night, every chance that romney could come out with a strong plurality of delegates that are up for grabs and in the contest last saturday in washington state and coming saturday in wyoming. i think there is a chance he could come out with a majority. if he wins a strong plurality or majority of the delegates and at least half the contests, half that are up tomorrow night or half from last saturday to next saturday and the others are all split up, this could be very strong point in the campaign. speaker gingrich in my opinion has to win georgia but also got to win elsewhere in the country, only other places he has a chance to win are oklahoma and tennessee. if he does, then he becomes a regional candidate. if he doesn't, he becomes a
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Mar 12, 2012 3:00am EDT
romney a question that turned heads. >> my son received a traumatic brain injury wound in afghanistan and suffers from severe post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. the government has repeatedly denied services because his wounds aren't visible. he will never be able to return to the regular work force. this week president obama's administration again cut his benefits. sir, will you look me in the eye and tell me who will be taking care of him? >> david, my -- my heart breaks for you and your family. it's -- it's just hard to imagine what it could be like. i have five boys, as you know. having one of them injured that way, having one lost his life, it's just something you can only imagine. you can't know unless you've really experienced as you have, and i want you to know how much i appreciate your son's sacrifice for our country, and i appreciate your sacrifice, your family's sacrifice for our country. to those who put everything on the line, we owe everything they need. >> joining us once again is dave mcarthur. dave, that was a very powerful and a very emotional
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Mar 7, 2012 5:00pm EST
a moment. coming up, was it a super tuesday for mitt romney or not? a lot of opinions on fox news last night, including this guy over here. we'll show you what the smartest people in politics think about the results. also, don't forget to e-mail us at thefive@foxnews.com. stay with us. ♪ ♪ >> dana: welcome back to "the five." we're going to talk politics now. yesterday was super tuesday. republican candidates battled it out. here at fox we have a bunch of our all-star on it. take a listen. >> we're past the point now where we should be talking about momentum or perception or any of that. it's about delegates. >> i think in the end it's a slow and steady, the tortoise, you know, gathering up delegates. romney is on his way but it will be painful long strip. it gets weaker, not stronger with every week. >> competition makes all the candidates stronger. we have five men running for president. any of the four on the g.o.p. ticket are stronger than barack obama. that fifth candidate running for president, newt gingrich one of the four, i'm glad he is staying in it. >> the only cand
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Mar 24, 2012 7:00pm EDT
late mitt romney surge and a three way tie with newt gingrich. santorum won in alabama and mississippi. but voters in louisiana are a bit different. that is viewer -- fewer group that is evangelical . a group that is mitt romney territory. it comes down to delegates. louisiana with 46 to give away. only 20 of them will be given out and divided up to candidates who get 25 percent of the vote. the rest will be in june. karl cameron is in the big easy . karl we are getting exit poll results. >> that's right. as you described; this is important event for rick santorum and looks like he will be on track. possibility of a three-way tie look slim. indications that newt gingrich had faded significantly and mitt romney was off of the pace but able to qualify for delegates if he stays about that he will take delegates out of louisiana. voters in louisiana were asked not with standing their own choice who is most likely to beat president obama. romney lead over santorum and newt gingrich way back. the top issue is 53 percent say it is the economy and followed by the federal budget def
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Mar 6, 2012 4:00pm EST
romney has been consistent in focusing on the economy and times that has not attracted headlines but constantly it has come back to the front pinch -- page and that is why she locking leak he has the moment up. rick santorum did not by have the for the economy, did not talk about jobs, not as much as republicans thing he should have. so, again, the economy. back in the spotlight. and mitt romney has been consistent but republicans are worried about the gaffes. >>neil: the argument with the economy is if it starts improving and you are a republican you can be between a rock and a hard place so the republican's argument republicans always waiting for disaster, how does rick santorum or ron paul, or newt gingrich or mitt romney differentiate. >>guest: that is tough. because both parties have that privately what they are rooting for and romney and the other presidential candidates have to focus on although it is a little bit better, than it was six months ago, it is still not where it should be and romney is talking a lot about not settling for 8.3 percent unemployment insurance which is
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Mar 24, 2012 4:00pm EDT
momentum after his latest losses while mitt romney is trying to show she bible candidate in the deep south. carl cameron is live in new orleans with the latest. >> it's a political gumbo of nasty attacks. puns go on and on in this one. polls close in a few hours. rick santorum is favored. the former pennsylvania senator will win louisiana he hopes and stay in the race to collect enough delegates to be in contention and win the nomination. as consequence of that, the lead in louisiana gives him an opportunity today in wisconsin that votes a week from tuesday that it's time for him to go mono on the talk stage. >> i wish we had the debates, one in the east and on the west. governor romney says he the candidate that of the eventual winner. have him make a case. all he is running negative ads and playing process questions to the media. he is not taking about anything in important. he is talking about the delegate mass. we have our own delegate was and it's nothing like his delegate mass. >> reporter: romney is leading in the delegate mass more than double than rick santorum. there a
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Mar 4, 2012 10:00pm EST
? >> romney. >> because? >> his decisions and his views on the different issues match how i feel. >> who do you support and why? >> mitt romney. i think he is the most viable candidate. >> who do you support and why? >> ron paul the only man of principal of either party and the only one stopping the crazy foreign adventures costing us money. >> who do you support and why? >> ron paul. >> who do you support and why? >> newt gingrich. i think he's very experienced. i think maybe the reason he is not a favorite is because he's a renegade. >> who do you support and why? >> rick santorum because he's a social conservative as well as fiscal conservative. >> he's genuine and for real. >> we are now weeks into this conversation months into this conversation some cases years. you have had two candidates from before. senator new hampshire, one of mitt romney's surrogate. what message do you have for them as to why mitt romney should be the nominee? >> we need to beat barack obama in november -- >> do you agree with that? >> mitt romney is the candidate that can beat barack obama. if there was ever a
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Mar 7, 2012 4:00pm EST
. >>neil: if you had a choice between mitt romney and president obama, who? >>guest: the policies of president obama have to be wiped out. they are terrible. >>neil: and you think mom is lesser of the evils? >>guest: romney is moving, changing positions, he moving our way, he is moving to get government off the backs of the middle class. >>neil: but critics say he is just changing his tune. >>guest: he is the deal, i and politicians with the word "genuine," do not go in the same sentence. who will answer to me? the people, i don't care what party you are, do you go out to work? do you collect a paycheck? you want those people in washington answering to you and not the people who do not think. you are the do something's, that is what it comes down to, not republican or democrat, not occupy or not occupy, you do something, the vast majority of middle class americans do something even though they may not have a job they are looking for it. we want people to answering to us to do something were the producers. >>neil: very well said. >>guest: i could burst in to song, by the way. >>neil:
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Mar 23, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. welcome, everyone, i am neil cavuto and romney left it at a tippy statement, i was disappointing to hear that rick santorum would regard have president obama as president than a republican. to election is more important than any one person. it is about the future of america. any of the republicans running would be better than president obama and his record of failure. romney spokesman was more blunt. saying and i quote, "senator santorum is not only embarrassing himself with ill-advised comments but damaging the conservative movement." now it is time, senator rick santorum is here to respond finally on the phone. senator, good to have you. a lot of folks say you committed political suicide. >>guest: this is laughable. i'm out here sacrificing my time and energy and my family committing mile and traveling around this country saying the highest priority of the country is to defeat president obama and what i was saying there is, if we don't have a choice, the american public may decide to keep president obama. that is all i said and i have said it in every speech and this is the hat tr
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Mar 17, 2012 11:30pm EDT
. >> what questions that the romney people want me to get out and washington establishment wants me to get out. i don't care. >> despite the need to win big in the the south. newt gingrich fails to take first place and calls ring loud for the former speak her to end his campaign. are those calls coming from his party or the press. >> when i become the nominee. >> mitt romney continues his quest to be the g.o.p. nominee, but are the media doing all they can to block his campaign? >> and you know, we're just, we're calling them and that's what i do. call them like i see them. >> rick santorum takes a shot at fox news, claiming favored treatment towards one of his competitors, really? a u.s. soldier accuse $of a grizz gris grisly crime igniting that region and how has the press handled this sensitive story. and the president has an action packed week of fun and games. how did his administration do during a week of transparency? >> on the panel this week, viter and fox news contributor, judy miller. jim pinkerton, contributing editor the american contract magazine and most of the alan comb
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Mar 18, 2012 12:00pm EDT
puerto rico why he is supporting mitt romney. republican discontent. why has the g.o.p. gone on so long? at one point, halley barber was asked to run. and he didn't. and he won't endorse anyone will. he comes live. the president's helt care law, costing 3 times what is promised and millions could lose their coverages. we go live. and the battle to reunite a u.s. member and her dog, sarkant rex. you won't want to miss that story. i'm shannon bream. america's news headquarters from the nation's capitol starts right now. >> mitt romney has the big lead in the republican camp, but rick santorum is making it clear, he's in it for the long haul. both candidates have campaigned in puerto rico. now they are looking to campaign in states that are still to come. we go live to the race for the g.o.p. nomination. >> reporter: this is really an important weekend. puerto rico's 20 delegates at stake today. on tuesday, it's illinois with 69 delegates up for grabs inform illinois, romney has been maintaining a lead of 6.4%. but the gap is narrowing in recent days, 37 passport 7% for romney and san
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Mar 14, 2012 11:00am EDT
. newt gingrich comes in second in both contests but is staying in the race. mitt romney is third in both primaries raising questions about his strength with the republican base. let's look at numbers. santorum takes 3% of the vote of the in alabama, santorum on top with 35%. we have it story from hawaii where romney won the caucuses with 45% of the vote. still out in front. romney, with 455. santorum in third and with 252. gingrich with 131 and ron paul with 48. illinois where newt gingrich and ron paul are crisscrossing the state. mitt romney taking a break from the trail with no scheduled events. here now, "washington examiner" senior political analyst and fox news contributor michael ba ronl. michael, a day of the results are in from alabama, mississippi and hawaii, how has this race been changed? >> well this race, the french have an expression which means as i understand it, things are going on. it continues and i think what we're seeing here is a continuation of the race. rick santorum won those victoris. you could say that they're sweeping. they were also like mitt romney's v
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Mar 13, 2012 5:00am EDT
must wins as they battle it out with mitt romney. >>> exactly what is at stake we have kelly rice. thank you for being here. >> good morning to you as well. it's decision time in alabama and mississippi. voter also go to the polls to decide who will win primary day. the race shows a three-way race between mitt romney and rick santorum. >> do you think we havei think a good chance to win both states. governor romney will get most one out of every three delegates. once again he will fall dramatically short. >> romney is hoping to pull off wins from both states. he has jeff fox worthy to help get out the vote. romney would like to win in the south to solidify his hold as a frontrunner. if he loses he is still confident he will go on to win the nomination. >> no, absolutely not. john mccain didn't win any of these states alabama or mississippi. we are delighted we are doing so well there. the polls are suggesting it's kind of a three-way tie. it's an away game for me. >> evangelical christians and conservatives the core of the gop. rick santorum is hoping those voters will propel him
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Mar 30, 2012 11:00am EDT
behind mitt romney. yesterday an endorsement from one of the old guard. today from one of the young guns. does mitt romney have the nomination all but won or could we get a big surprise? jenna: good question there. a secret vote behind closed doors. top judges in the land casting their ballots whether the president's health care law is constitutional. we'll break it down, what it could mean for you and your family. jon: plus they are very tiny and really cute but the legal battle over these mini horses could get very ugly. can the government force business owners to let horses come inside because they're called service animals? a fair and balanced debate. it is all "happening now." jon: another key endorsement for mitt romney just days before a very important primary. the latest indication that republican leaders want to end the nomination fight and focus on the general election. good friday morning, to you. i'm jon scott. jenna: good friday to you as well. i'm jenna lee. wisconsin congressman paul ryan announcing his support for mitt romney earlier today on fox, the house budget co
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Mar 6, 2012 11:00pm EST
>>> this afox news alert. fox news can now project mitt romney will win the iowa caucuses and ohio remains close to call. take a look at the margin it's razor thin now just a couple thousand separating rick santorum and mitt romney. the romney camp is showing confidence reports our own carl cameron. pointing to franklin, and saying that the romney senior advisors are insisting rick santorum, and i quote, cannot catch up in ohio. that is what we're hearing. that is not the news we're getting from our decision desk now. going to check in with steve brown in ohio for the latest there. steve? >> yeah. i think the reason is that all of the results are not in from two counties that have been rich in romney votes, hamilton county around cincinnati and there are substantial numbers of votes yet to be counted that. seems to be at the core of the romney campaign's confidence. the santorum campaign has not left this venue as of yet. they're in an area just dead ahead where i'm standing here, you can see the curve around the area where they're said to have been krumpbling numbers and taking a
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